Our Family Market celebrated 20 years of dedication to the community on Oct 13, 2012. Providing clothes and other goods to needy families and then using the revenues to support organisations that serve our community.
As part of our Outreach program, we accept donations of clothing, and then offer them for sale at a very low cost in our Family Market. We are usually open every Saturday 9:30 – 12:30 and on the last Thursday of the month 12 – 1:30 during Soup & Sandwich Lunch (so not in the summer months).
This low-cost option to help families stretch their budget, and the donations we make to other organisations are possible thanks to the hard work of volunteers who empty the bin (daily) and sort through clothing to ensure only the best items are offered for sale. Thank you for ensuring your donations are clean and in good condition. You make our volunteers happy!
Located in the church basement, the Market’s inventory consists of donated clothing, toys, books and various household items. Our normal sales are $1 for one item, $4 for coats with toys and miscellaneous items priced separately. Occasionally we have a $10 per garbage bag sale.
We have free raffles at Valentines Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas with crafts and grab bags for the children in the library. The Book Room/Library is still a great success offering all the books for free and videos, games and puzzles at a reasonable price. It has become somewhat of a lending library with customers bringing books back after reading them.
Excess clothing or that not suitable for resale is passed on to other charitable groups. We are connected with an orphanage in the Philippines and were able to offer support following Typhoon Haiyan.
All profits from the sales go towards the church and its Outreach program including grocery certificates for families in immediate need, or other emergency responses. We have been able to offer financial support to other organizations, including the Eat Well to Excel program at the Tottenham Public School, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Simcoe Manor, Canadian Cancer Society (through the Relay for Life), My Sisters Place, The Our Town Food Bank, The Christmas Hampers, Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, Tottenham Fire Department, New Tecumseth Public Library (for the Tottenham Branch), Plan Canada (we have two children that we sponsor), Refugee Sponsorship, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation for a defibrillator unit to be used in Tottenham.
The coffee pot is always on, and sometimes we have cookies, everyone is welcome, come on down, have a look around and see what is going on! All is good at the Market!!
Please e-mail the Family Market or call 905 775-5634 if you would like more information.